Politics

Politics_Clinton

1990: Then Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton (left) and Bill Goldston at UNC v. Kentucky basketball game, Dean Smith Center, Chapel Hill, N.C. From print box P081/8 in the Hugh Morton Photographs and Films #P0081, copyright 1990, North Carolina Collection.

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I thought somebody ought to run . . . And it just ate on me and ate on me . . . the practical problems just presented themselves to me as problems to be solved. Because I thought it was the right thing to do. I didn’t see how we could sit around here in our drawing rooms and lambast the Congress and moan about the weakness of it and complain about this particular Congressman and then not one of us, not particular Congressman and then not one of us, not one, move against him. Not that. I just didn’t see how that could be ever justified.

Interview with Bill Clinton by Jack Bass and Walter De Vries, 15 June 1974 A-0027, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection.